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Country  Greece
Time zone  EET (UTC+2)
Vehicle registration  ΑΚ
Area code  27330
Administrative region  Peloponnese
Regional unit  Laconia
Elevation  255 m (837 ft)
Postal code  230 62
Local time  Tuesday 10:03 PM
Municipality  East Mani
Municipal unit  Oitylo
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Website  www.dimosoitilou.gr/gr/dd/areopoli/ar.htm
Weather  12°C, Wind W at 3 km/h, 82% Humidity

Areopoli (Greek: Αρεόπολη, before 1912 also: Τσίμοβα - Tsimova), known as "Χειμαύα" (from Greek "Χειμαδιών") in the regional Maniot tongue, is a town on the Mani Peninsula, Laconia, Greece. The word Areopoli means "city of Ares", the ancient Greek god of war. It was the seat of Oitylo municipality. Areopoli was called Tsimova by the invading Slavs during the 7th century AD. The Greek War of Independence was started at Areopoli on the 17th of March 1821 by Petros Pierrakos, also known as Petros Mavromichalis, the last bey of Mani. Now Areopoli has grown into a flourishing town. Its tower houses, constructed with field stones, are distinct from the traditional blue and white buildings that characterize many Greek villages.


Map of Areopoli 230 62, Greece

Areopoli is situated near the west coast of the Mani Peninsula, 1.5 km from its port Limeni. It is 20 km southwest of Gytheio. There is lively open air market in the main square each Saturday, with a lot of local producers present.

Notable people

  • Koulis Alepis (1903-1986), poet
  • Stylianos Pierrakos (Stylianos Mavromichalis) (1902–1981), former Prime Minister of Greece
  • Gregorios Skalkeas (1928), Chancellor of the University of Central Greece
  • References

    Areopoli Wikipedia

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